In areas of crisis—in failed states, in refugee camps, in countries where the infrastructure has collapsed—the mentally ill are frequently condemned to neglect or lives of misery. Disregarded in parts of the world by government and the aid community, sometimes far from family support networks, the mentally ill can lead isolated lives, subject to ill treatment.
Robin Hammond has dedicated his career to documenting human rights and development issues around the world through long-term photographic projects. In 2013, he was awarded the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Grant in Humanistic Photography and he is also the receipient of four Amnesty International awards for human rights journalism.
"Chiara Crovari of Italy (R) and Alina Moseyko of Russia compete in the Women’s Sabre Individual Final on day three of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games at Nanjing International Expo Centre in Nanjing, China."